Flapoor, Marine War Dog Hero, Dies

War dogs are the unsung heroes of our military. They work their hearts out serving their country and their handlers, saving many, many lives. Flapoor, a Marine Working Dog, served two tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom. During his first tour, he and his handler, Cpl Poelart, were providing security at an Iraqi police recruiting center when a suicide bomber detonated himself killing many Iraqis waiting to apply for the police force. MWD Flapoor and Cpl. Poelart were injured in the attack and received Purple Hearts. Both recovered. Poelart was honorably discharged and MWD Flapoor went on to another tour of duty. On June 30, 2009, he died. His handler, Marine LCpl Brown, produced this moving tribute to Flapoor (hat tip: New Majority) as a way to show his love and appreciation for Flapoor’s faithful service:

You can read more about our heroic military war dogs at United States War Dogs Association. Be sure to stop by the K-9 Wall of Honor.

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